ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Randy Atwood, Caleb Bowman, Annette Billings, & Jenny Mendez


I grew up on the grounds of a Kansas insane asylum where my father was a dentist. I attended the University of Kansas during the troubled 1960s getting a degree in art history. After stints writing and teaching in Italy and Japan I had a 16-year career in newspapers as reporter, editor and column writer winning major awards in all categories. I turned to health care public relations serving as director of University Relations at KU Medical Center. I finished my career as media relations officer of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Now retired, I am marketing the fiction I’ve written over all those years. And creating more.

CALEB LEE BOWMAN grew up on a 2,000acre farm in Chillicothe, Missouri and then lived and worked in New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico after receiving his B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and completing the Sustainable Architecture program at Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti in Arizona. He held assistant positions in sculpture, film, and photography respectively with Mark di Suvero, Eve Susman, and Andre Lambertson. Bowman also taught drawing and sculpture at Briarcliff College of Design in Long Island, NY. Bowman is a professional artist, contractor, and principal designer for Constructible, Inc. His primary media is sculpture and drawing. In addition to his studio practice, over the past two years, Bowman found a passion for building interactive, hands-on educational exhibits and play structures for children.

Caleb Bowman @MLB Designs & Boutique June 4, 2015 from 5-8pm, 2020 Baltimore Suite 105 KCMO 64108

ANNETTE BILLINGS is a multi-talented, free-spirited, extremely busy lady. In addition to being a mother, grandmother, and daughter; she is also a nurse, a writer, a poet, an actress, a director, and an advocate and activist for victims of abuse, and LGBT rights.

In her free time, she is active in her church, being a lay delegate. She helps run an open mic poetry night the first Tuesday of every month and has been a member of a writers group called Table for Eight for thirty years.

Annette will participate in the 4th annual, Celebration of Queerness 2015, Friday June 19 at The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania KCMO.



Director of the Mattie Rhodes Art & Cultural Center Developed programming to assist in the growth and development of the arts department of Mattie Rhodes. She was instrumental in the development of the Mattie Rhodes Gallery, exhibits, programs, and the development of the Summer Art Camps and the After School Arts Program.


Tortilla Pachanga

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery 919 W. 17th St. KCMO

Friday, June 5 thru Saturday, August 15
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery invites you and your family to our June 5th exhibition “Tortilla Pachanga”. This exhibition opens up the gallery and it’s Artists in celebrating the stories we share through art, food, and community!









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